We are introducing our cummerbund rigid insert set. The rigid inserts can be inserted into our cummerbund.
The cummerbund rigid inserts reduce the twisting or tangling of the cummerbund to help reduce the time and make it easier to put on a plate carrier or body armor carrier.
The cummerbund rigid inserts better support the weight of magazines and side plate armor.
We have revised our BALCS Dimension sheet by making the dimensions more visible to help our clients determine the best fit for industry standard BALCS cut armor and carriers.
What does BALCS stand for any way??? BALCS (Body Armor/Load Carriage System)
Here are some facts to help understand where the acronyms SPEAR/BALCS originated from:
Special Operations Forces Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) is the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) modernization effort for the joint (Army,Navy,and Air Force) Special Operations Forces (SOF) operator. SPEAR will focus on four areas of improvement in personal equipment from 1996 – 2005 including body armor and load carriage.
SPEAR’s Body Armor/Load Carriage System (BALCS) consists of body armor, an equipment Load carrying subsystem, and a backpack subsystem.
The BALCS cut armor is very versatile cut and can me used in an outer tactical carrier or in low vis carrier. We currently make seven different BALCS carriers for BALCS cut armor and have customize many carriers for this armor.
Our BALCS carriers are available in many configurations and multiple color options: MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
March 5, 2016 – 8:52 am
During Shot Show 2016 we had the change to get out to the Pro Gun Club, Boulder City, Nevada with Spartan Armor Systems and Instructor Zero. We shot up a Spartan Armor Systems ATC Armply Shooter Cut plate with their proprietary coating and one of our Spartan Armor Systems low profile carriers. The coating does an excellent job at containing the frag mitigation at 25 feet with 7.62×51 MM M80 Ball and 5.56x45MM(SS109). Check out the video below!!
The Pro Gun Club is an awesome range and worked perfect for the Spartan Armor Armply Shooter plate and Beez Combat Systems Plate Carrier shoot up.
Spartan Armor Systems was one of the sponsors and was showing off their armor and targets. The carriers on the mannequins are two of our carriers we designing for their armor. The ECP carrier and the Spartan Armor Systems Shooter Plate Carrier Cumber.
If you don’t know who Instructor Zero is you need to look this guy up. An amazing instructor that trains Special Operation groups all around the world.
February 8, 2016 – 6:13 pm
The Beez Combat Systems Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer low profile plate carrier was designed for Spartan Armor Armaply Swimmer ATC Levell III+ Extreme Lightweight Steel Core Body Armor.
The front of the plate carrier has a large velcro loop field for ID, Name tape and moral patched. There is plenty of velcro loop for proper adjustment with the low profile elastic cummerbund.
The side profile picture you can see how the Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer Plate Carrier holds these plate like a glove. These plates are triple curve.The low profile elastic cummerbund is 4″ mil-spec elastic. It is very durable. Both ends of the elastic cummerbund have velcro hook and loop for adjust-ability.
The back was left as slick as possible to minimize signature. There is also plenty of velcro for adjustment.
The Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer Plate Carrier Low Profile is available in MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
February 5, 2016 – 7:35 pm
The Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force reached out to us when they were in need of a new custom armor and load bearing system. They needed a low vis armor carrier that could carry front and rear 3A soft armor panels as well as front and rear rifle plates. We went to working customizing our standard BALCS LVBC body armor carrier to fit their needs.
The additional requirement was a load bearing system that can be worn stand alone or clipped into the armor carrier. Our TLMP (Tactical Load Mount Platform) can perform this function with the correct H-harness and field replaceable buckles.
The TLMP can be mounted to the vertical webbing on the carrier with QASM buckles or G-hooks. This allows for a very low profile carrier until a need arises to go full tactical.
The custom BALCS LVBC carrier is utilizing our 3 cell elastic cummerbund just like the one on our standard BALCS LVBC body armor carrier. This allows up to six mags. Three mags per side if needed. The cells can be used to hold a radio, first aid kit, handcuffs…etc.
If you, your department or agency is in need of custom body armor carrier we are here to help. If you need to keep up with ever changing camouflage trends we can do that as well.
Our custom body armor carriers are available in the following colors: MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
We are now offering a full SWAT body armor carrier using BALCS cut armor. The BALCS SWAT carrier has the attachment points for collar/neck, DAPS and groin protector.
The lightest and lowest profile full SWAT vest on the market. Made with 500D cordura. All accessories (DAPS, collar/throat, groin) are also made with 500D.
The BALCS SWAT is available in 500D MultiCam, MultiCam Black, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, and Black.
January 9, 2016 – 9:06 pm
US Air Force Security Forces BALCS body Armor Carrier
The BALCS ABU Body Armor Carrier was designed for and in collaboration with US Air Force Security Specialists. We worked with them closely during the design process to build a body armor carrier to fit their daily operational needs.
January 6, 2016 – 9:30 am
We have designed a new plate carrier to support the Spartan Armaply ATC Levell III+ Extreme Lightweight Steel Core Body Armor. The new Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer Plate Carrier Cumber supports the advanced cut plates like a glove.
Threat Rating: The Spartan Armaply™ Level III+/Special Threat Tested body armor is Stand-Alone and has PROVEN Multi-Hit capabilities. This armor is engineered to defeat some of the most common rifle threats in existence to include 5.56×45 (M193), 5.56×45 (M855 / SS109) at velocities up to 3,000 FPS, 7.62×39, and 7.62×51 M80 NATO Ball (.308 Winchester) at velocities up to 2,850 feet per second. (Not officially rated for AP rounds)
The rear of the plate carrier has a low profile drag handle and the rear flap covers the full cummerbund.
The cummerbund is fully adjustable with elastic bungee. Molle webbing is on the inside and outside for side plate pocket attachment. It will also support soft armor or rigid inserts.
The Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer Plate Carrier Cumber is available in MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
If you are looking for a way to carry either AK or AR 20 round magazines our chest rigs can be cut down to make a low profile chest rig even more low profile.
The above chest rig is our AK47 TAP chest rig cut down to hold the smaller 20 round AK47 mags. Three mags in the chest rig and one in the weapon gives you a combined total of 80 rounds. Smaller package, lighter load and plenty of fire power.
The weapon is a Hungarian AMD65 built by Never Enough Guns on a surplus parts kit,Hogue AK pistol grip,Tromix Enlarged Charging Handle, AMD65TECH cheek riser and refinished by using Alumahyde 2 od green.
Just like our AK rigs our AR TAP chest rig can be cut down as well to hold the smaller and lighter 20round magazine.
The AR is a Palmetto State Armory 12″ upper chambered in 556 Anderson Manufacturing lower,.tlr3 streamlight on the A2 front sight,B5 carbine length handguard,magpul k2+ pistol grip,magpul moe buttstock,magpul gen 2 mbus rear sight,larue tactical LT660 micro red dot mount with a Primary Arms micro red dot,custom paint job was done using Aervoe Field Drab and Alumahyde 2 dark parkerized grey.
Contact us if you are looking to carry these smaller 20 round mags.
The 20round chest rigs are available in: MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.